Dodgers vs. Padres - 4/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (7-15) at Los Angeles Dodgers (12-11)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Cesar Vargas (0-0) (1.80) vs. A Wood (1-2) (6.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -175 / San Diego Padres +165 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
The San Diego Padres could use a nice road win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Padres allowed 19 runs in their series against the Giants and have given up five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres pitching staff has killed them all season, as they’re 1-7 in their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 27 hits, Matt Kemp has 15 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has two home runs. Cesar Vargas gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Vargas’ first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a bounce back win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dodgers are having issues offensively, as Los Angeles has produced just six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 26 hits, Corey Seager has 12 RBI and Joc Pederson has three home runs. Alex Wood takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Wood is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 3-13 in their last 16 vs. National League West. The Dodgers are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League West and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Padres are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles and 15-36 in the last 51 meetings overall.
I like the over in this spot, as the Padres continue to allow runs left and right, and the Dodgers are due for a breakout game offensively after stinking the bed against the Marlins. This line is a tad low. I like a few fireworks and for the over to hit in this game.